Laveni Vaka: the greatest women’s football talent of the South Pacific

Tonga is a kingdom in the South Pacific made up of 177 islands of which only 36 are inhabited by just over 106,000 people. With rugby being the most traditional sport, football has always taken a back seat -making it difficulty of revealing great talent in the sport. The scenario has been changing a bitContinue reading “Laveni Vaka: the greatest women’s football talent of the South Pacific”

PNG: Meagen Gunemba out of Women’s World Cup playoffs for a very important reason

Meagen Gunemba is undoubtedly one of the greatest talents the Pacific Islands have ever produced in women’s football. She is the sister of another Pacific football legend – Papua New Guinea striker Raymond Gunemba. Since making her international debut in the 2019 Women’s Nations Cup she has 22 caps and 28 goals having won aContinue reading “PNG: Meagen Gunemba out of Women’s World Cup playoffs for a very important reason”

New Caledonia women’s national team first to unveil squad for OFC Women’s Nations Cup

🇫🇷Français New Caledonia is the first team to announce its squad for the OFC Women’s Nations Cup, which will take place in Fiji next month. 20 girls were called by coach Michel Berbeche after a long training period in Lifou. Only goalkeeper Lorenzo Hmamano, midfielder Shaya Ihmeling and striker Jackie Pahoa are the only remnantsContinue reading “New Caledonia women’s national team first to unveil squad for OFC Women’s Nations Cup”

Laveni Vaka: Tongan talent in the United States

Tonga is a small country in Oceania with approximately 108,000 inhabitants. The most popular sport in the country is rugby; its national team took part in several Rugby World Cups already. Unfortunately, football is in a different situation: although it has developed in the recent years, it is still not one of the most famousContinue reading “Laveni Vaka: Tongan talent in the United States”

OFC Women’s Nations Cup groups decided

The OFC Women’s Nations Cup is Oceania’s most important tournament for women. Today – May 10th – the draw was made to determine the groups for the 2022 tournament that will give a chance for an Oceania team other than New Zealand to contest the intercontinental playoff for the first time. There will be 3Continue reading “OFC Women’s Nations Cup groups decided”

Tonga women’s national team loses again to Philippines in friendly match in Australia

The Tonga women’s national team is on a training camp tour in Australia in preparation for the OFC Women’s Nations Cup. During this period two friendly matches against the Philippines Women’s National Team took place. The first match was played on April 22nd with a painful 16-0 loss – the second match took place onContinue reading “Tonga women’s national team loses again to Philippines in friendly match in Australia”

OFC Women’s Nations Cup to be held in Fiji in July

The OFC Women’s Nations Cup is the most important tournament in the South Pacific for women- the tournament also serves as a qualifier for the World Cup. The 2022 edition has a different situation: New Zealand, which dominates the competition historicaly, will not participate in the tournament because it is one of the hosts ofContinue reading “OFC Women’s Nations Cup to be held in Fiji in July”

Tonga returns to international football after Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha’apai disaster

On January 14th the Tongan people suffered a severe blow with the violent eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano causing a tsunami in the country and sending a cloud of ash and gas vapor into the air. As a result, the entire population had to be evacuated in a hurry, without power and communication.Continue reading “Tonga returns to international football after Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha’apai disaster”

Papua New Guinea wins Tri Nations in Singapore

The Papua New Guinea women’s national team left for the Asian continent to continue their preparation for the OFC Women’s Nations Cup, which will take one team from Oceania to the intercontinental playoff. This time Papua New Guinea played the Tri-Nations tournament; the opponents were the hosts Singapore and the national team from Seychelles. InContinue reading “Papua New Guinea wins Tri Nations in Singapore”

Fiji Women’s National Team finishes tour in Australia

The Fiji women’s national team has taken another step towards preparing for the OFC Nations Cup. The girls traveled to Sydney to play two friendly matches against the Philippines – national team that is qualified for the FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup. In the first clash Fiji lost 7-2; after trailing 6-0 at halftime, CemaContinue reading “Fiji Women’s National Team finishes tour in Australia”